Polling shows that a majority want important decisions to be taken locally, but very few believe this to be the case today.
Whoever leads the Conservatives into the next election needs to gamble some of its political capital on winning over young, urban voters.
Moves to curb or ban resale would replace it with lotteries and black marketeers without even solving the fundamental problems in the market.
The idea that our departure opens up new economic opportunities is a huge challenge to those who built their careers on the Brussels model.
The energy networks receive a lot less scrutiny than the ‘Big Six’, but they’re natural monopolies extracting unjustifiable profits and must be reformed.
Since the Stamp Duty announcement I’ve spotted soft ‘Corbynistas’ actually congratulating the Chancellor by name.
Think-tanks react to the Budget. Some praise, more criticism…and a sense that the housing announcements didn’t go nearly far enough
“The government should be completely overhauling current restrictions and liberalising our planning system to free up land for houses to be built.”
Divert funds from easing tuition fees into funding Further Education; sensible railway investment in the North; and refocus devolution on cities.
To hit our decarbonisation targets, to restore a once-proud industry, and to support renewables, we need to expand conventional and innovative nuclear technologies.
They don’t alleviate hunger. It’s mainly middle-class children whose scores improve. And the benefits flow from the socialising, not the food.
This will mean that the Party must enter uncomfortable territory and embrace taxes on wealth and inheritance.
Michael Gove has made a great start at DEFRA, but from farm subsidies to onshore wind there is plenty more the Party can do.
A new report published by drug policy think tank Volteface sets out how the current policy has given rise to a multi-billion pound black market for an exceptionally problematic product.
There is nothing like FOTBs anywhere else in Europe. This toxic mix of high stakes and rapid spins is leaving an alarming amount of people with addiction and debt.
Projected future demand for housing and public services is huge, and can only be met if we act now to prepare for it.